RSA Archer GRC 6 Administration II (For Current 6.0 Users)

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This 4-day ILT course provides an overview of the concepts, processes, and procedures necessary to successfully design and administer the RSA Archer GRC 6.



This 4-day instructor-led course is intended to expand the knowledge of RSA Archer GRC 6 administrators and equip them to leverage platform functionality not explored in the Administration I course.


After taking this course, students will be able to create complex reports, configure Advanced Workflow, build data feeds, and manage questionnaire campaigns.


The subject matter in this course prepares students with the classroom component recommended for the RSA Archer Certified Administrator certification.



Archer administrators who are responsible for building and managing RSA Archer GRC 6.



4 days (ILT)


Prerequisite Knowledge/Skills

RSA Archer GRC 6 administration skills, including building applications and configuring email notifications, data-driven events, calculated fields, and reports.


Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Construct complex search criteria to locate key information
  • Alert organization stakeholders through scheduled report distributions
  • Export RSA Archer data into pre-formatted, professional-looking report templates
  • Create a custom, multi-stage workflow process that automates a manual process
  • Integrate the RSA Archer product with external data sources to consolidate enterprise information
  • Import existing information from a legacy system into RSA Archer applications and questionnaires
  • Design best-practice assessment campaigns to measure compliance across the organization
  • Perform essential server-side management functions


Course Outline

  • Course Introduction (Day 1)
    • Expectations for the course
    • Objectives
    • Introduction to the lab environment
    • RSA Link
  • Unit 1: Communicating GRC Data (Day 1)
    • Complex report creation
    • Scheduled Report Distributions
    • On-Demand Templates
    • Mail Merge
    • Data Publication Service
    • XML Notifications
  • Unit 2: Streamlining GRC Processes (Day 2)
    • Explore a business process
    • Replicate the process via Data-Driven Events, Calculated Fields, and Email Notifications
    • Replicate the same process using Advanced Workflow
  • Unit 3: Integrating External Data (Day 3)
    • Transfer document-centric policies into an importable format
    • Import data into a leveled application
    • Data Feed Manager – Database feed with Lookup Translation
    • Data Feed Manager – Including Attachments & Images
    • Data Feed Manager –Archer-to-Archer feed
  • Unit 4: Demonstrating Compliance (Day 4)

    • Import data into the Question Library (includes a sub-form import)

    • Create an assessment campaign

    • Manage question scoring and findings

    • Reference existing assessment responses in future assessments (Archer-to-Archer feed)

  • Unit 5: Maintain the System (Day 4)

    • Explore resources for the most current installation and sizing recommendations

    • Set up a new instance and configure instance settings via the Archer Control Panel

    • Access and read log files

    • Troubleshoot common issues to ensure effective system operations

  • Course Summary (Day 4)

    • Certification Exam Information

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